A musical drama, iconic Rock 'n' Roll DJ Alan Freed's love affair with doo-wop music, payola, and street corner singers. It was the beginning of an era.

[shown] The Alan Freed Show is rooted in American Hot Wax, the 1978 biopic directed by Floyd and written by John Kaye. The film starred Tim McIntire as Freed, as well as Fran Drescher, Laraine Newman, Melanie Chartoff, and Jay Leno in supporting roles; a walk-on part by a teen-aged Cameron Crowe; and performances by Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Ford, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and the Brooklyn Dreams performed as "Professor La Plano and The Planotones".